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Tournament raises $29,200 for local junior golf programs

August 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · News

Pictured with Special Olympics Southern California athletes and junior golfers are representatives from Titleist/FootJoy, Long Beach Junior Golf and Chick-fil-A, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.

Pictured with Special Olympics Southern California athletes and junior golfers are representatives from Titleist/FootJoy, Long Beach Junior Golf and Chick-fil-A, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.

A full field of local golfers joined Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, American Golf Chief Operating Officer Keith Brown and other local dignitaries and tournament sponsors at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament presented by Titleist/FootJoy at Skylinks Golf Course last week.
More than $29,000 was raised during the day’s activities, which included: a golf demonstration by noted PGA professional and Virginia Country Club Chief Operating Officer Jamie Mulligan; a shotgun-start tournament; a variety of on-course contests; live and silent auctions; and an awards dinner. The tournament was organized by American Golf, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine and the nonprofit American Golf Foundation.
Proceeds will benefit junior golf programs throughout Long Beach, as well as Special Olympics Southern California under the leadership of President and CEO Bill Shumard. Golf is one of 12 Special Olympics sports offered, providing numerous opportunities for advanced competition. 
“We are pleased to continue the City of Long Beach’s long-standing commitment to provide recreational programs that improve the quality of life for residents of all ages and backgrounds, and the Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament does just that,” said City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine Director Phil Hester.
Brown added, “We appreciate the outpouring of support from our corporate sponsors and local golfers, whose generosity made this event possible. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Mayor Foster’s Office and the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine to support these two important causes.”

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